Sales by Author, Title, Subject and Collection

This index is compiled from the sales reports published in every issue of The Book Collector. These reports have themselves been assembled principally from eye-witness accounts by our correspondents. It is therefore a record of context as much as of cost. Who was bidding against whom, what was sold afterwards, the cataloguing errors, extraordinary provenances, rarity considered objectively - so on and suchlike. Some account of this system can be found in The Price of Passion ( 2016-04).

Entries are differentiated between Author, Title, Subject and Collection. It should be noted, however, that in the case of most classical texts and many cartographers, the author is also the title.

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Natural History Subject 2009-03
Cetus Library Collection 2012-01
Science & Mathematics Subject 2006-01
Chetham's Library Collection 1981-01
Traité Elémentaire de Chimie 1789 Book Title Subscribe
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1999-01 la Nueva España 1632 Book Title Subscribe
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Churchill, Winston Author 1987-03
Armenia Subject 1969-04
Geometry Subject 2002-03
Le Bestiaire 1911 Book Title Subscribe
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Astrophel and Stella 1591 Book Title Subscribe
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Orwell, George Author 2008-03
Siebold, Philipp von Author 1997-03
Book of Hours from Ampleforth Collection 2018-01
Hans Fellner Collection 2014-04
Voyage dans la Basse et la Haut Egypte 1802 Book Title Subscribe
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Sophia Author 1998-01
Coronelli, Vincenzo Author 1984-04
Spirito, Lorenzo Author 1976-01
Beatty, Chester Collection 1969-03
Havell, Robert Author 2014-03
Marie Magdalens Funerall Teares 1602 Book Title Subscribe
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Photobooks Subject 2006-03
White Rabbit's Pocket Watch Subject Subscribe
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Detective Fiction & Crime Subject 1963-04
The Doubtful Guest 1957 Book Title Subscribe
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Polar Subject 2006-02
Gratian 1472 Book Title Subscribe
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Manuscripts, other, incl. modern Subject 1996-02
Posters Subject 2007-04
History of the Indian Tribes of North America 1836/44 Book Title Subscribe
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Justa Edouardo King 1638 Book Title Subscribe
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Boris Godunov 1831 Book Title Subscribe
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Dyer, John Author 1970-04
Pylon 1935 Book Title Subscribe
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Brazilian Culture, History & Literature Subject 2007-03
A Picture of St. Petersburgh 1815 Book Title Subscribe
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Incunabula Subject 2008-03
Emma 1816 Book Title Subscribe
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An Examination of the Acts of Parliament Relative to...the American Colonies 1753 Book Title Subscribe
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